Academic Year 2013-2014

Event Title

The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

Start Date

31-10-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

31-10-2013 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Comparative Literature | Modern Literature

Description

From the evil monsters of ancient European lore to the sparkling (and good) vampires of Twilight, the image of the vampire has changed to suit the times. The vampire as the “other” has served as a harbinger of social change, both as a symbol of the dominant ills of an era and as a call for action. This lecture will trace the evolution of vampire symbolism from the 19th Century to modern times, positioning the vampire as an image of social change.

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Oct 31st, 12:00 PM Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

The Good, the Bad, and the Vampire

Alvin Sherman Library, Second Floor Gallery

From the evil monsters of ancient European lore to the sparkling (and good) vampires of Twilight, the image of the vampire has changed to suit the times. The vampire as the “other” has served as a harbinger of social change, both as a symbol of the dominant ills of an era and as a call for action. This lecture will trace the evolution of vampire symbolism from the 19th Century to modern times, positioning the vampire as an image of social change.